Analogous colors: Colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel.
As you can tell I have paired a soft pastel green cardigan with an analogous red skirt. One thing that never goes out of style no matter what season or time of year, cardigans. Let me tell you a little about these half jacket/sweater like things. Cardigans are one of those kinds of pieces that every girl must own am I right? I can’t tell you how many pair of cardigans I own, but what I can tell you is I have a ton. No matter if hot or cold or rain or shine these things are cute for any occasion. The thing that I love about cardigans are they’re so soft & comfy and light to wear anywhere. Typically I wear cardigans for those days that I don’t feel like dressing up & all I wear is a pair of blue jeans & T-shirt. BUT. It is possible to wear cardigans to a night out or a party.. why? Because these things are like all purpose glue.. well not really but they are all purpose. You can pair a simple dress or outfit with a cardigan and it can easily jazz up the outfit.
Since the cardigan I wore is soft & light colored it’s best to pair your bottom with something that pops or is analogous to the color of your top. Another example? If you wore something orange on top, wearing something blue on bottom would help balance the warm & cool colors. I’m not saying that you can’t wear red & orange together or blue & green, but wearing opposing colors is the best way to make your outfit pop without blending in with each other. I was trying to go for a somewhat vintage/girl next door look with a little twist on things. You’re probably wondering why in the world I wore boots on such a warm & sunny day… my reason? Boots are quite trendy this season wearing them in seasons you wouldn’t normally wear them for. Summer for example was on fire with the military boot style. Pairing a cute skirt or shorts is the perfect way to wear a pair of boots. I also think that wearing leather boots with a girly outfit makes the outfit more refined & little edgy. I decided to pair the outfit with a leather belt [can’t go out of the house without wearing a belt! And not cuz I’m trying to look like a fool with my pants on the ground LOL] but a belt like Chriselle says brings an outfit together. I love this little things! I think I may now have a new belt obsession because of Chriselle.. ahhhh!
I decided to pair a floral blouse that complimented my skirt & cardigan. I know you probably can’t tell from the pictures, but the flowers actually match the the color of my skirt. Rolling up a blouse sleeves under a cardigan is also a great fashion tip for having a preppy and crisp look to your outfit compared to just having your blouse or shirt underneath rolled down. It makes your outfit less organized & clean. And it’s not also for wearing casual outfits, but also for those who are busy working or on the go somewhere having rolled up sleeves makes you look more professional. Also wearing boots with an outfit for work is great! I know that riding boots were really popular for winter last year… I hope they come back? I miss wearing my boots ): Haha it’s funny because I just started wearing boots again cause it’s starting to get colder where I live. Last but not least I decided to wear a fedora because I didn’t wear any kind of accessory with my outfit. I know that wearing accessories is best when your outfit is rather bland and you need something that will make your outfit pop. Since my outfit already had a pop of color I think settling with a subtle colored hair piece would finish the look & just wearing a fedora can make any outfit vintage looking. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself. I hope you take the little fashion tips from this & apply it to yourself. It’s fun to play with opposing colors & pairing them up with funky accessories.
And get ready for the winter you guys.. cardigans, boots, jackets, sweaters, sweatpants, beanies, and mittens are about to become sexy again.